Circuit Challenge

Circuit Challenge

The Circuit Challenge is a great way of finding out what it is like to fly a helicopter and super fun too! This challenge includes the following; 6-8 minute flight (rotors running) in our popular Robinson R22 2-seater helicopter A pre-flight technical and safety briefing You’ll discover the principles of flight, how the helicopter flies and is controlled, including start-up and shut down procedures An opportunity to take the controls of the helicopter whilst under the careful supervision of a highly skilled and experienced flying instructor. Post-flight debrief and the chance to purchase any photos or DVD footage from your flight. Certificate of Achievement During your visit please enjoy our … Continue reading »
Join us on a trip to the Isle of Wight!

Join us on a trip to the Isle of Wight!

Take flight across the water to the Isle of Wight for another Elstree Helicopters outing on Wednesday 15th July Open to pilots, students and helicopter enthusiasts, this trip will have an early start from Elstree Aerodrome and take us across four Counties before crossing the Solent strait to the Isle of Wight. After circumnavigating the island we will land for a spot of lunch at one of the local restaurants. After a quick souvenir shop we will lift off for another birds eye view of the island before heading back home. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to fly over land and sea and visit this incredible English gem! … Continue reading »
Cabri G2 Open Day

Cabri G2 Open Day

Celebrate the arrival of our NEW Cabri G2 by joining us at our ‘invitation only’ Open Day on 2nd May from 10am til 6pm. This event is dedicated to getting up, close and personal with this state-of-the-art helicopter, perfect for pilots, students and budding captains such as yourselves A Cabri G2 experiences on the day are available to pre-book at with 50% off and there’ll be a chance to take a tour around the helicopter and see what makes the Cabri G2 such a popular choice for training. You will also have the opportunity to discuss PPL(H) training with our instructors, pilots and students and to look around the flying … Continue reading »
Flying Pig and Elstree Helicopters at Jimmy’s Science Festival

Flying Pig and Elstree Helicopters at Jimmy’s Science Festival

On Sunday 22nd March we will be flying up to Jimmy Doherty’s Farm aka ‘Jimmy’s Farm’ in Suffolk to attend their Science and Nature Festival where we will be displaying our as the fabulous NEW helicopter - The Guimbal Cabri G2 as part 1 of it’s UK launch. During the day our owner Capt. Paul White will be on hand to talk about the Cabri G2 and of course discuss learning to fly either as a hobby or a career. Fingers crossed Jimmy Doherty will try his hand at piloting this incredible machine at some point too. There will also be a chance on the day to have your photo … Continue reading »
Le Touquet trip – FULLY BOOKED!

Le Touquet trip – FULLY BOOKED!

WOW! What an incredible response to our Le Touquet trip and we are now FULL! The date is now confirmed as Saturday 21st March (weather permitting) and will be the largest group yet. We will meet at Elstree Aerodrome and head off in formation. Once landed we will head for the sea, where we will lunch (dejeuner) at one of the restaurants along the beach. After an opportunity to grab a few souvenirs in the town we will head back to Blighty, where of course the grand finale of our excursion will be the magnificent view of The White Cliffs of Dover. Missed out this time? Follow our trip on … Continue reading »
Our new website goes LIVE

Our new website goes LIVE

A year in the making our fab new website is now LIVE! With great training advice and up-to-date offers and events this is a terrific source of information for anyone interested in helicopters, from budding pilots to PPL veterans. With some stunning photography by www.mementosphotography.co.uk and our featured ‘Try before you buy!’ training and experience videos, you can see what we’re all about... a warm, welcoming flying school, training safe, confident pilots without breaking the bank. Have a browse through our pages and tell us what you think.
Cabri G2 lands in just 2 weeks!

Cabri G2 lands in just 2 weeks!

We have just 2 weeks to wait before we collect our brand new aircraft – a fabulous, state-of-the-art Guimbal Cabri G2! Truly made for the 21st century, the Cabri G2 is a 2-seater, light piston-engined helicopter designed by a former Eurocopter engineer. It boasts a 3-bladed, fully articulated main rotor and fenestron tail rotor. The Cabri G2 is fast and manoeuvrable, making it fun to fly. And its sleek styling and modern looks makes it a supermodel in the aviation world. Flaunting its glass cockpit, alarm and even central locking the Cabri G2 really does have a lot to shout about. Currently in Marseille, this incredible machine is undergoing its … Continue reading »
Ground School grows in popularity

Ground School grows in popularity

Ground school is a requirement of the PPL(H) training where a recommended minimum of 100 hours of theory are needed to alongside your flying time to complete your training. Study time can be split between home and the classroom. We have found that running our own ground school gives you the opportunity to learn alongside other students, ask any questions you may have about the course or exams, meet with previous students now qualified pilots who act as mentors; to guide, support and encourage you as you progress through your PPL(H) course. All this plus pizza! The next ground school is scheduled for Thursday 12th February and fortnightly thereafter from … Continue reading »
Tower of London Remembers

Tower of London Remembers

This photo of the The Tower of London was taken during training. The installation titled "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins  together with stage designer Tom Piper marks the centenary of the outbreak of WW1. When complete 888,246 ceramic poppies will fill the Tower's famous moat. To buy one of the poppies used or to make a dedication and support the service charities then please visit www.poppies.hrp.org.uk. #TowerPoppies   For the opportunity to see this and other London landmarks from this unique perspective then please call 0208 099 7766 and book one of our Royal London Heli Tours.